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Monday, August 19th 2019

Beginners Guide to the ORATS Data API

Access the ORATS Data API buy using curl with these instructions for beginners.

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Summary

This beginner's guide to the ORATS Data API explains how to use curl and a JSON converter to access data. After installing Git-GUI, obtain an API token and copy the curl request from the ORATS API documentation, replacing the token. Paste the JSON response into a conversion site to view the data.

I am not a programmer but I am able to get data from our Data API and view it. I will use curl and a JSON converter. Don't worry if you don't know what that means. The instructions below will walk you through.

I will be using curl which I think of as "see URL" or cURL.

In order to use curl you need to get an app called Git-GUI at https://git-scm.com

 

Download and install this and here's a help tutorial if you want https://youtu.be/B5t6i-2HWgw

Open the Git GUI:

And you will see this:

 

Next go to the ORATS API documentation and select a data source you want: I want to view our General Core data on AAPL. https://docs.orats.io/data-api-guide/data.html#general-core

You will see examples for how to pull this data in code and using curl.

 

 

Copy the curl request from that black part and paste into a notepad.

curl -H "Authorization: your-private-token" -L "https://api.orats.io/data/cores/general?tickers=AAPL"

Replace your-private-token above with your API token. If you don't have an ORATS API token, you can get yours by signing up for a free trial here: https://info.orats.com/free-trial (requires credit card).

 

 

Copy the curl request Ctrl-c from Notepad into Git-GUI with Shift-Insert.

curl -H "Authorization: 1111111111" -L "https://api.orats.io/data/cores/general?tickers=AAPL"

If you press enter with the token 11111111 you will get an access denied.

If you use your valid token you will get a JSON response as below.

 

In Git-GUI, highlight just the JSON from the first { to the last } (circled in red) and copy using Ctrl-Insert.

Here's the payload you just copied or you can copy this. Now paste this into the site below:

 

{"data":[{"ticker":"AAPL","tradeDate":"2019-08-19","assetType":3,"priorCls":202.25,"pxAtmIv":206.71,"mktCap":934160,"cVolu":288771,"cOi":1790959,"pVolu":253305,"pOi":1731485,"orFcst20d":32.166,"orIvFcst20d":35.053,"orFcstInf":25.974,"orIvXern20d":26.7,"orIvXernInf":22.64,"iv200Ma":24.99,"atmIvM1":31.866,"atmFitIvM1":26.162,"atmFcstIvM1":30.381,"dtExM1":1,"atmIvM2":26.385,"atmFitIvM2":26.629,"atmFcstIvM2":29.409,"dtExM2":36,"atmIvM3":26.955,"atmFitIvM3":26.04,"atmFcstIvM3":28.55,"dtExM3":64,"atmIvM4":28.774,"atmFitIvM4":28.184,"atmFcstIvM4":28.914,"dtExM4":92,"iRate5wk":1.98,"iRateLt":1.7,"px1kGam":5636.25,"volOfVol":0.0675,"volOfIvol":0.0508,"slope":4.01243,"slopeInf":3.57841,"slopeFcst":3.94528,"slopeFcstInf":3.35074,"deriv":0.0645,"derivInf":0.0545,"derivFcst":0.0532,"derivFcstInf":0.0505,"mktWidthVol":0.473,"mktWidthVolInf":0.621,"cAddPrem":0,"pAddPrem":0,"rip":3.41203,"ivEarnReturn":0,"fcstR2":0.3619,"fcstR2Imp":0.3088,"hiHedge":0,"loHedge":0,"stkVolu":31137610,"avgOptVolu20d":554233.9,"sector":"XLK Electronic Computer Manufacturing42941","orHv1d":25.11,"orHv5d":37.25,"orHv10d":36.29,"orHv20d":32.46,"orHv60d":25.23,"orHv90d":25.73,"orHv120d":24.97,"orHv252d":29.53,"orHv500d":25.88,"orHv1000d":23.97,"clsHv5d":38.69,"clsHv10d":41.57,"clsHv20d":33.59,"clsHv60d":25.31,"clsHv90d":27.07,"clsHv120d":25.5,"clsHv252d":31.58,"clsHv500d":27.07,"clsHv1000d":24.86,"iv20d":26.05,"iv30d":26.28,"iv60d":26.9,"iv90d":28.65,"iv6m":26.6,"clsPx1w":200.99,"stkPxChng1wk":0.63,"clsPx1m":203.35,"stkPxChng1m":-0.16,"clsPx6m":170.42,"stkPxChng6m":19.59,"clsPx1y":213.32,"stkPxChng1y":-3.72,"divFreq":4,"divYield":1.5,"divGrwth":0,"divDate":"2019-11-07","divAmt":0.77,"nextErn":"0000-00-00","nextErnTod":1630,"lastErn":"2019-07-30","lastErnTod":3,"absAvgErnMv":4.2544,"impliedIee":3.3625,"daysToNextErn":0,"tkOver":0,"etfIncl":"","bestEtf":"XLK","sectorName":"Technology Hardware & Equipment","correlSpy1m":0.97,"correlSpy1y":0.94,"correlEtf1m":0.97,"correlEtf1y":0.96,"beta1m":1.36,"beta1y":1.51,"ivPctile1m":62,"ivPctile1y":69,"ivPctileSpy":11,"ivPctileEtf":26,"ivStdvMean":0.58,"ivStdv1y":4.8,"ivSpyRatio":1.6,"ivSpyRatioAvg1m":1.82,"ivSpyRatioAvg1y":1.96,"ivSpyRatioStdv1y":7.21,"ivEtfRatio":1.23,"ivEtfRatioAvg1m":1.33,"ivEtfRatioAvg1y":1.45,"ivEtFratioStdv1y":6.07,"ivHvXernRatio":0.82,"ivHvXernRatio1m":1.33,"ivHvXernRatio1y":1.07,"ivHvXernRatioStdv1y":2.94,"etfIvHvXernRatio":0.92,"etfIvHvXernRatio1m":0.92,"etfIvHvXernRatio1y":0.95,"etfIvHvXernRatioStdv1y":0.05,"slopepctile":89.68,"slopeavg1m":3.75,"slopeavg1y":2.88,"slopeStdv1y":0.8,"etfSlopeRatio":0.58,"etfSlopeRatioAvg1m":0.54,"etfSlopeRatioAvg1y":0.41,"etfSlopeRatioAvgStdv1y":0.11,"impliedR2":0.4987,"contango":-0.018986848590429872,"nextDiv":0.77,"impliedNextDiv":0.341692,"annActDiv":3.13561,"annIdiv":1.65634,"borrow30":1.387911755591631,"borrow2yr":1.0742590762674809,"error":0.012439525744412094,"confidence":97.45339751243591,"updatedAt":"2019-08-17 03:30:20"}]}

Now go to this JSON conversion site like: https://konklone.io/json/ and paste Ctrl-v into the top.

 

You should see the JSON payload be converted to a row of headers and data.

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More on the ORATS Data API here.

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